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Mystery Science Theater 3000

1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 9 (USA)
199 x 97 minute episodes

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was a long-standing cult-TV favourite from the mind of Joel Hodgson.

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In the not-too-distant future, Joel Robinson (Hodgson) and his robots (Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, Gypsy and Cambot) are trapped in space aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists Dr Clayton Forrester (Jack Beaulieu) and TV’s Frank (Frank Conniff) force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

Joel not only introduced the movies as a kind of host, but he interacted with them along with Crow and Servo.

The Satellite of Love set was made entirely of toys that the show’s creators bought at a goodwill store and all the robots were made from common household items.

Items on the interior walls include a toy Millennium Falcon from Star Wars (1977), a Darth Vader action figure holder, a plastic reindeer cut in half and glued over the door, plastic toy trumpets, silverware trays, cake pans, and bowling pins.

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Over the years, there were many cast changes on MST3K and all the original cast members from the first season were gone the by the show’s tenth and final season.

Tom Servo
Kevin Murphy (1)
J. Elvis Weinstein (2)
Crow T. Robot
Trace Beaulieu (1)
Bill Corbett (2)
Joel Robinson
Joel Hodgson
Dr Clayton Forrester
Jack Beaulieu
TV’s Frank
Frank Conniff
Gypsy
Jim Mallon (1)
Patrick Brantseg (2)
Mike Nelson
Michael J. Nelson
Pearl Forrester
Mary Jo Pehl
Magic Voice
Alexandra
Ned the Nanite
Paul Chaplin